Unsung S'pore icons: Uncle Chia, 82, spreads joy with pet songbirds in plush hotel

Often unseen, Chia Eng Seng arrives at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay hotel before 8am, seven days a week. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
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SINGAPORE - Birdman Chia Eng Seng, 82, places his pet songbirds in the verdant atrium of Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay hotel every morning.

Birdsong soon fills the sky-lit 21-storey atrium, heightening the sense that this is an indoor forest implanted in the refurbished hotel in Raffles Boulevard.

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